Jan, 26th 2021 – LeBron James became the oldest LA Lakers player to score 40 points in a game since Kobe Bryant’s farewell appearance in 2016 as the Lakers beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 115-108.
The 36-year-old, playing on the eve of the first anniversary of Bryant’s death, finished on 46 points.It was his second-highest total as a Laker and the most against his first NBA team.He added eight rebounds, six assists, two steals and two blocks.
Anthony Davis had 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Lakers, while Montrezl Harrell scored 15 off the bench.
For the Cavaliers, Andre Drummond had 25 points and 17 rebounds while Cedi Osman scored 20 points and Collin Sexton finished with 17.
In other games The Orlando Magic won for only the second time in their last 10 games, beating the Charlotte Hornets 117-108 in the first regular-season NBA contest in history with two female officials.
Natalie Sago and Jenna Schroeder, who are among the seven females who have officiated in the NBA this season, worked with Sean Wright in the game in Florida. Stephen Curry scored a game-high 36 points as the Golden State Warriors thrashed the Minnesota Timberwolves 130-108, overshadowing Andrew Wiggins’ reunion with his former side